Vietgone

By Qui Nguyen
Originally produced at South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA
October 4 - 25, 2015

About the Premiere Production:


(Paco Tolson, Maureen Sebastian, Samantha Quan and Raymond Lee. Photo by Debora Robinson/SCR.)

Produced in association with Manhattan Theatre Club

An all-American love story about two very new Americans. It’s 1975, and Saigon has fallen. He lost his wife. She lost her fiancé. But now in a new land, they just might find each other. Using his uniquely infectious style The New York Times calls “culturally savvy comedy”—and skipping back and forth from the dramatic evacuation of Saigon to the here and now—playwright Qui Nguyen gets up close and personal to tell the story that led to the creation of…Qui Nguyen.

Cast: John Hoche, Raymond Lee, Samantha Quan, Maureen Sebastian, and Paco Tolson.

Director: May Adrales
Scenic Design: Timothy R. Mackabee
Costume Design: Anthony Tran
Lighting Design: Jaymi Lee Smith
Original Music/Sound Design: Shane Rettig
Projection Design: Jared Mezzocchi
Dramaturg: Andy Knight
Stage Mananger: Kathryn Davies

Subsequent Productions:
Manhattan Theatre Club production begins previews October 4, 2016
Oregon Shakespeare Festival, March 30 - October 29, 2016

News:
• "Qui Nguyen Wins 2015 Steinberg Award for ‘Vietgone’," American Theatre, April 11, 2016
• "A love story born of war: Playwright's parents inspired Vietgone," Daily Pilot, October 9, 2015
• "Vietgone Is a Modern Sex Story From the Past," OC Weekly, September 23, 2015
• "Playwright returns to his family's roots," OC Register, October 5, 2015
• "Pacific Playwrights Festival Proves You Can Go Home Again," American Theatre, May 6, 2015



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